Ask a Frenchman what is the highest point in Europe? He will say – Mont Blanc, and in fact, in all reference books Elbrus!
The height of our native Elbrus is almost 1 kilometer higher! That’s right, we are talking about the most comfortable place in the Caucasus.
One of the best ski spots in Russia. The highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe. The height of the Western summit is 5642m, the Eastern one is 5621m. Melt water from glaciers flowing down from its slopes feeds the largest rivers of the Caucasus and Stavropol Territory: Kuban, Malka and Baksan. Due to its accessibility in terms of transport, it is available as a tourist center.
For 2018, there are two cable cars operating at Elbrus resort . A classic pendulum, lifts in two stages to an altitude of 3500m – MIR station.
And a modern gondola cable car, which rises by 3 lines, almost to an altitude of 3900m above sea level. The cost of a ski pass per day is cheaper than analogues in Europe. From 1200r.
And if this is not enough for you, you can climb to an altitude of 4700 (depending on snow cover and weather conditions) on a snowmobile / snowcat. And from there, drive along the highway to the very bottom – the Azau glades.
The ski and snowboard season on Elbrus lasts a very long time. You can come from November and sometimes until July!
This is facilitated by the glacier and the height of the mountain itself. The temperature is kept at an average level of -10. It is also colder when the cyclone and bad weather sets in. And it happens in the sun to positive! Follow the forecast!
The second problem is transportation to hotels. There are always crowds of people at the airport who want to take you to the airport. On average, it will be 1000 rubles per person one way. See transfer options here “ Transfer Section ”
There are a lot of hotels in the Elbrus region for every taste and budget. They usually stop at two glades: Cheget and Azau, or in the village of Terskol. ActionGid has already presented several hotels at the foot of Elbrus. See for yourself
If your goal is to get to know Elbrus, it is better to stop at the Azau glade (within walking distance from the ski lift). But it is worth considering that with the onset of evening this is a rather quiet place. Entertainment: cafes, hookahs, etc.